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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move rhythmically)ballare, danzare vi
 She danced to the music.
 Ballava a tempo di musica.
 
Additional Translations
dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (act of dancing)danza nf
 I like dance almost as much as playing tennis.
 Mi piace la danza quasi quanto il tennis.
dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (set steps)ballo nm
 This dance is easy to learn. There are very few steps.
 Questo ballo è facile da imparare. Ci sono pochissimi passi.
dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (as an art form)danza nf
 Classical dance is nothing like folk dancing.
 La danza classica non ha niente a che vedere con la folk dance.
dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ball, gathering)ballo nm
 He took his girlfriend to the dance.
 Ha portato la sua ragazza al ballo.
dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (piece of music)danza nf
 This dance by Stravinsky is a favourite piece of music.
 Questa danza di Stravinskij è il mio pezzo musicale preferito.
dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement in various directions)danza nf
 Have you seen the dance of the butterflies?
 Hai visto la danza delle farfalle?
dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move randomly)danzare vi
 The dust particle danced in the air.
 La particella di polvere danzava nell'aria.
dance [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (perform)danzare vtr
 He danced the ballet for the audience.
 Ha danzato un balletto per il pubblico.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a Venetian dance   (hist.)manfrina nf
ballroom dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (old-fashioned dancing)ballo da sala nm
 The waltz, the minuet, and the fox trot are all ballroom dances.
 Il valzero, il minuetto e il foxtrot sono tutti balli da sala.
ballroom dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (dance old-fashioned style)ballare il liscio vtr
 Joe and Marge ballroom dance every week at the club.
 Ogni settimana Joe e Marge ballano il liscio in balera.
barn dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (square dancing event)ballo nel fienile nm
 The town puts on a barn dance every summer, with a community picnic and a bake sale.
 La serata si concluderà con un ballo nel fienile.
  quadriglia nf
 Ieri sera abbiamo ballato la quadriglia.
  danza campestre nf
 Ci siamo scatenati in una danza campestre.
barn dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do square dancing)ballare la quadriglia vtr
 Let's go barn dance.
 A Carnevale nella discoteca i Lombi si balla la quadriglia.
belly dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sensual dancing)danza del ventre nf
 The girl performed a belly dance.
 La ragazza ha eseguito una danza del ventre.
belly dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (perform sensual dancing)fare la danza del ventre vtr
 I think I'll learn to belly dance; it's a great form of exercise as well as being sexy!
 Credo che imparerò a fare la danza del ventre: è un'ottima forma di esercizio ed è anche sexy.
country dance ballo folkloristico
dance band orchestra da ballo
dance contest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dancing competition)gara di ballo nf
 Dancing with the Stars is the modern day version of a dance contest.
 "Ballando con le stelle" è la versione moderna di una gara di ballo.
dance floor nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (area of venue for dancing)pista da ballo nf
 The dance floor was so crowded we could hardly move.
 La pista da ballo era così affollata che non ci si poteva muovere.
dance form nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (style of dancing)  (tipo, stile di ballo)ballo nm
 Different types of music call for different dance forms.
 Quella discoteca ha tre piste per balli diversi.
dance hall nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (venue where dances are held)sala da ballo nf
   (obsoleto)balera nf
 My mother and father used to go to dance halls in the 1950s.
 Negli anni Cinquanta mia madre e mio padre andavano nelle sale da ballo.
dance house nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (venue where dances are held)sala da ballo
  balera nf
dance instructor nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who teaches dancing)maestro di ballo nm
 My dance instructor taught us the basic pirouette, today.
 Oggi il nostro maestro di ballo ci ha insegnato la piroetta di base.
dance lesson nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (session of instruction in dancing)lezione di ballo nf
 I've been taking dance lessons for four months now, and I've lost 15 pounds.
 Sono quattro mesi che vado a lezione di ballo e ho perso 7 chili.
dance move nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (movement or step in dancing)mossa di ballo nf
 The hip-hop dance style has taken some of their dance moves from belly dance.
 Il ballo hip-hop ha preso certe mosse di ballo dalla danza del ventre.
dance music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fast-paced electronic pop music)musica dance nf
 I quite like so-called dance music, though I never actually dance to it.
 La cosiddetta musica dance mi piace molto, anche se non la ballo mai.
dance music nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rhythmic music for social dancing)musica da ballo nf
 Some trendy restaurants play dance music in the background.
 Certi ristoranti alla moda mettono in sottofondo della musica da ballo.
dance number nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (performance of a dance)performance di ballo nf
dance of death danza macabra
dance program USprogramma di danza
dance rhythm ritmo della danza
dance routine nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sequence of steps in a dance)  (ballo)sequenza di passi nf
 In my class we are learning two new dance routines.
 Al mio corso stiamo imparando due nuove sequenze di passi.
dance song canzone da ballo
dance step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (foot movement: part of a dance)passo di danza nm
 Questo passo di danza non mi viene particolarmente bene.
dance studio nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (venue for dance classes)pista da ballo
 The gymnasium has a pool and a dance studio.
dance teacher nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dancing instructor)istruttore di danza nm
  insegnante di danza nmf
  istruttore di ballo nm
  insegnante di ballo nmf
 My dance teacher danced professionally for twenty years before she started teaching.
 La mia insegnante di danza ha fatto danza professionale per vent'anni prima di passare a insegnare.
dance the night away v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (spend the evening dancing)ballare tutta la notte nf
 Sometimes when you feel really good, you just want to dance the night away.
 A volte ci si sente proprio bene e si avrebbe voglia di ballare tutta la notte.
devil dance danza del diavolo
fire dance danza del fuoco
folk dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traditional local form of dancing)danza popolare, danza folcloristica nf
ghost dance   (rito degli indiani di America)danza degli spettri nf
hat dance danza del sombrero (ballo messicano)
Irish Step-Dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (traditional dance from Ireland)danza tradizionale irlandese
lap dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (type of erotic dance at close quarters)lap dance nf
lap dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (perform a type of erotic dance)ballare la lap dance
modern dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (20th-century interpretative dance style)danza moderna nf
morris dance morris dance
morris-dance tipo di danza folk
pole dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (perform strip-tease round a pole)ballare al palo
Pyrrhic dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. historical (Greek war victory dance)  (Grecia antica)danza pirrica nf
rain dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dance to encourage rainfall)danza della pioggia nf
 Facciamo la danza della pioggia per porre fine alla siccità.
a song and dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (fuss)  (informale, figurato)storie nfpl
 What a song and dance! It's only a dental checkup!
 Quante storie! SI tratta solo di un controllo dal dentista!
square dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hoedown, barn dance)quadriglia nf
tap dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dance performed with clicking shoes)tip tap nm
 He jumped up on the table and did a tap dance.
 Saltò sul tavolo e si mise a ballare il tip tap.
tap dance viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (dance with clicking shoes)ballare il tip tap vtr
 My daughter learned to tap dance at school.
 Mia figlia ha imparato a ballare il tip tap a scuola.
tap-dance tip-tap
tea dance   (storico: evento conviviale)tè danzante nm
the dance il ballo, la danza
urban dance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dance developed for hip hop and funk music)street dance, danza di strada nf
war dance danza di guerra
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